Colorado Springs, Colorado, May 23, 2005 – Ezenia! Inc. (OTCBB: EZEN.OB), a leading market provider of real-time collaboration solutions for corporate and government networks and eBusiness, announced today the publication of Jeff Langrs second book, “Agile Java: Crafting Code with Test-Driven Development”.
Langr, a recognized software development veteran with over 20 years of experience, has been with Ezenia since December 2003 and is the principal senior manager of software development at the Colorado Springs site. He leads the group responsible for building and delivering Ezenia’s flagship product, InfoWorkSpace. Langr has authored dozens of articles on software development and has spoken at several conferences.
Agile Java, published by Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference in late first quarter 2005, features over 750 pages of easy-to-read conversational text and extensive examples and includes a foreword by the renowned Ron Jeffries, a software development pioneer and respected author. Agile Java teaches Java and object-oriented programming to software developers using a proven technique known as test-driven development (TDD). Agile Java contains fifteen core lessons, each of which has a set of exercises to help students reinforce lessons learned and hone their skills. Upon completing these lessons, readers will have a solid competency in professional Java development. Agile Java is available from either the publisher directly at www.phptr.com, retail outlet bookstores, or Internet portals such as www.amazon.com.
Langr is currently training his development staff in the use of TDD in Agile Java, which presents a landmark departure from conventional teaching and development techniques, and expects such use to strengthen the competitive advantage when Ezenia delivers its next major version of InfoWorkSpace. “As InfoWorkSpace becomes more and more pervasive, the needs of our customers are driving large enhancement changes in our product,” remarks Mike Bass, Ezenia Vice President of Engineering. “As the leader and visionary of our development team, Jeff can implement these techniques, aggressively grow the team to stay ahead of the curve, and yet further improve on the standards of quality and consistency that InfoWorkSpace long deserves.”
About Ezenia! Inc.
Ezenia! Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EZEN.OB), founded in 1991, is a leading provider of real-time collaboration solutions, bringing new and valuable levels of interaction and collaboration to corporate networks and the Internet. By integrating voice, video and data collaboration, the Company’s award-winning products enable groups to interact through a natural meeting experience regardless of geographic distance. Ezenia! products allow dispersed groups to work together in real-time using powerful capabilities such as instant messaging, white boarding, screen sharing and text chat. The ability to discuss projects, share information and modify documents allows users to significantly improve team communication and accelerate the decision-making process. More information about Ezenia! Inc. and its product offerings can be found at the company’s Web site,www.Ezenia.com.
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